You cannot buy hot cross buns from our local bakery in Turkey (even in the Easter season), but you can buy the dough that they use for baking normal bread. You can also buy amazing dried fruit here. Mixed together with a little sugar and spice, these ingredients make very tasty hot cross buns.
Cheater's Hot Cross Buns
- 600 g dough
- 300 g fruit mix currants, orange peel, dried apricot, dried fig, raisins
- 50 g sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- Get fresh dough from the bakery. Knead in the mixed fruit, sugar and spices. Form into balls. Cut crosses into the buns. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 C. Glaze with melted butter.